The Times of Israel: ‘Norwegian left-wing party split on proposal to ban circumcision’

Our thanks to Patrick for this. An extract:

Many European secularists regard circumcision on minors, which is performed by Muslims and Jews, as a cruel violation of children’s rights.

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Lawrence Newman

    This is nothing but special pleading. My dad just stomped off in a huff when I said the time is right to ban cigarettes as only 19% of the UK smokes, and even many of them support a ban. I came to this conclusion because I realise that this is more corporate greed, profiting off getting adolescents hooked on nicotine. It would also take a lot of pressure off the NHS within 2 generations. I’m also just being logically consistent as I support keeping ecstasy, cocaine, crystal meth, heroin, cannabis, etc. Illegal because it does limit use as much as possible. But even though my dad is in full agreement with me on drugs, he went mad at me for proposing a ban on cigarettes because he’s been a chain smoker since 14.

    He said without any realisation of the double standard, ‘But people should be able to do whatever they like to their own bodies.” This is the guy who also opposes abortion, transgender ops and plastic surgery, among other things people choose to do.

    He tried to dress up his stance as some sort of libertarian last stand on a matter of principle. But what it was really about was him wanting to do something because he’s addicted and conditioned to do it. In essence, he was putting himself at the centre of the universe.

    This is the same behaviour as the people who oppose FGM but call anyone who wants to ban MGM intolerant nazis. How they resort to comparing MGM to vaccinations and cutting one’s nails, the same way my dad tried to compare his smoking with me playing the occasional videogame.

    It seems like 99% of people at the minimum aren’t capable of being intellectually honest.

  • Many European secularists regard circumcision on minors … as a cruel violation of children’s rights.

    And many regard it as a barbaric Middle Eastern superstition that has no place in any civilised society.